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International Perspectives on Temporary Work

John Burgess og Julia Connell

Routledge 2004, 288 s. ISBN 0-415-31694-4
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The numbers of workers employed on a temporary basis has grown massively over the last few decades. The benefits to firms of hiring workers on a temporary basis are clear and generally can be reduced to their cheaper short term cost. The status of workers employed in this manner however means that they are less likely to receive the same rights as their permanent working colleagues. This impressive new book provides the first serious analysis of temporary work and its effect on the economy as well as its ramifications for workers.

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Contents:
1. International Aspects of Temporary Agency Employment: An overview John Burgess and Julia Connell
2. Cycles of Contingency: The temporary staffing industry and labour market adjustment in the U.S. Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore
3. Temporary Agency Work in the EU: An overview Alex de Ruyter
4. Temporary Agency Labour in the UK Celia Stanworth and Janet Druker
5. New Employment Patterns: Agencies and agency workers in the Netherlands and Denmark Erling Rasmussen, Jelle Visser and Jens Lind
6. Temporary Employment: The situation in Canada Gordon Cooke and Isik Urla Zeytinoglu
7. Agency Temporary Work and Government Policy in Contemporary Japan Kazumichi Goka and Asuka Sato
8. Temporary Agency Work in Australia (Part I): Iain Campbell, Ian Watson and John Buchanan
9. Temporary Agency Work in Australia (Part II): Motivation, Dynamics and Prospects Richard Hall
10. Agencies, Agency Workers and Atypical Employment in New Zealand Erling Rasmussen, Jens Lind and Jelle Visser


Author Biography:
John Burgess is Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Julia Connell is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of of Business at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.